Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors hosted their flagship annual musical concert, Global Fusion on 30th January, 2016 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The event witnessed world renowned artistes come together in a musical extravaganza of Sufi music fused with melodies from around the world. Global Fusion is an amalgamation of renditions of musical instruments and captivating dance performance from across the globe. H.E Hamad Buamim, Director General of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry was the Guest of Honour at the event.
Currently in its twelfth successive year, Global Fusion has become a much sought after musical phenomenon in the UAE. This year’s concert featured an eclectic mix of artistes from around the world. Renowned Indian classical musician Rahul Sharma led the Sufi harmonies on the Santoor, with South African artiste Buddy Wells and Pete Lockett from the United Kingdom giving it an unexpected twist on the Saxophone and Percussion respectively. Emirati child artiste, Taif Ali Obaid impressed the audience as she wove her magic on the Kanoon.
Other eminent artistes this year included Armenian instrumentalist Georges Kazazian playing the Oud and Indian musicians Mukund Rajdeo and Umer Farukh playing the Tabla and Bhapang, a variable tension string instrument from Rajasthan, India respectively. Lebanese artiste Elie Afif, a well-known name in the Jazz world, strummed his magic on the guitar, while Pakistani Qawwals Abu Muhammad and Ghulam Mustafa mesmerized the audience with their poignant vocals. Whirling Dervishes from Konya, Turkey, Huseyin Gurler, Talha Uzunkaya and Muhammed Ali Sahin, were a visual delight as they swirled to the incredible Sufi tunes.
Over the years, Global Fusion has brought together talent from across the globe for an unparalleled musical experience. The concert is also known for highlighting talented UAE national artistes and providing them an opportunity to perform with leading international artistes.
“Each year, we take our clients on an exceptional musical journey in an endeavor to thank them for their constant support. This year, we celebrated the art of Sufi music and dance forms bringing together a remarkable line up of artistes from around the world. We are very pleased to host Global Fusion which has become a landmark event in the cultural backdrop of the UAE,” says Rohit Walia, Executive Chairman, Alpen Capital and Alpen Asset Advisors Limited.
Alpen Capital (ME) Limited has been awarded the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Patrons of the Arts Award from 2010 - 2013 for its patronage of the arts. The company began its operations in the DIFC, Dubai twelve years ago and has established a strong regional presence over the years closely working with some of the largest business conglomerates in the GCC and India.